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Glossary of GRE Vocabulary - Barron' s

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*Abate
*To lessen
*To subside
*To moderate
*Aberrant
*Abnormal
*Deviant
*Abeyance
*Suspended action
*Abscond
*To go away suddenly (avoid arrest)
*Depart secretly and hide
*Abstemious
*Sparing in eating and drinking
*Temperate
*Admonish
*Warn
*Reprove
*Adulterate
*Make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
*Aesthetic
*Artistic
*Dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
*Aggregate
*Gather
*Accumulate
*Alacricity
*Cheerful promptness
*eagerness
*Alleviate
*Make (pain) easier to bear
*Relieve
*Amalgamate
*Mix, combine, unite societies
*Unite in one body (nations, etc.)
*Ambiguous
*Doubtful,uncertain
*Unclear, doubtful in meaning
*Ambivalence
*The state of having contradictory emotional attitudes
*Ameliorate
*Improve, make better
*Anachronism
*Something or someone misplaced in time
*Analagous
*Comparable
*Similar
*Anarchy
*The absence of governing body
*State of disorder
*Anomolous
*Abnormal
*Irregular
*Antipathy
*Aversion
*Dislike
*Apathy
*lack of caring
*indifference
*Appease
*make quiet or calm
*pacify
*soothe
*relieve
*Apprise
*give notice
*to inform
*Approbation
*approval
*Appropriate
*acquire
*take possession of for one's own use
*Arduous
*Steep, difficult assent
*laborious
*hard
*strenuous
*Artless
*open and honest
*shockingly honest (like a child)
*Ascetic
*practicing self-denial
*austere
*stark
*Assiduous
*diligent
*hard-working
*Assuage
*make something (pain, desire) less
*ease or lessen (path)
*satisfy (hunger)
*soothe (anger)
*Attenuate
*make thin
*weaken
*Audacious
*daring, foolishly bold
*impudent
*bold
*Austere
*Severely moral and strict
*simple and plain
*forbiddingly stern
*Autonomous
*self-governing
*Aver
*Affirm, assert, prove
*assert confidently
*declare
*when dealing with law, state something as fact
*Banal
*Commonplace
*Trite
*Lacking originality
*Belie
*Contradict
*Give false impression
*Beneficent
*Kindly
*Doing good
*Bolster
*Give greatly needed support
*Support
*Reinforce
*Bombastic
*Pompous
*Using inflated language
*Boorish
*Rude
*Insensitive
*Burgeon
*Grow forth
*Send out buds
*Burnish
*To polish
*Rub to a shine
*Make shiny by rubbing
*Buttress
*Support
*Prop up
*Cacophonous
*Discordant
*Inharmonious
*Capricious
*Unpredictible
*Fickle
*Castigation
*Severe punishment
*Severe criticism
*Sensitive to mild reviews
To castigate=to criticize
*Catalyst
*Substance that causes speeding up of change
*A person or thing that causes action
*Caustic
*Biting sarcasm
*Burning remarks
*Chicanery
*Legal trickery/false argument
*Deception
*Coagulate
*Thicken
*Congeal
*Clot
*Coda
*Passage that concludes a piece of music
*Something that rounds out or concludes
*Cogent
*Strong
*Convincing
*Commensurate
*Corresponding in extent, degree, amount
*Proportionate
*Compedium
*Brief, comprehensive summary
*Complaisent
*Trying to please
*Overly polite and obliging
*Excessive need to please
*Compliant
*Yielding, conforming to requirements
*Give in to what others want
*Conciliatory
*Reconciling, soothing, comforting
*Condone
*Forgive
*Overlook
*Excuse
*Confound
*Puzzle
*Confuse
*Connoiseur
*A person with good judgment (ie in art_
*A person competent to act as a judge of art, etc.
*Lover of art
*Contention
*Strongly held belief
*Claim
*Thesis
*Contentious
*Argumentative
*Combative
*Contrite
*Filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
*Conondrum
*Riddle, dilemma
*Difficult problem
*Converge
*Approach
*Tend to meet
*Come together
*Convoluted
*Complicated
*Coiled, twisted
*Involved
*Intricate
*Craven
*Cowardly
*Daunt
*Intimidate, make fearful
*Frighten
*Decorum
*Propriety
*Properness
*Orderliness and good taste in manners
*Default
*Failure to act
*Deference
*Courteous regard for other's wish
*Delineate
*To portray
*Depict
*Sketch out
*Denigrate
*Belittle
*Blacken
*Deride
*Ridicule
*Make fun of
*Derivative
*Unoriginal
*Obtained from another source
*Desiccate
*Dry up
*Desultory
*Aimless, haphazard
*Digressing at random
*Deterrent
*Something that discourages
*hindrance
*Diatribe
*Bitter and violent attack in words
*Bitter scolding
*Dichotomy
*Split
*Branching into 2 contradictory parts
*Diffidence
*Shyness
*Diffuse
*Wordy
*Rambling
*To spread out (like gas or electrons)
*Digression
*Wandering away from the subject
*Dirge
*Lament with music
*Disabuse
*Correct a false impression
*Undeceive
*Discerning
*Mentally quick and observant
*Having insight
*Discordant
*Not harmonious
*Conflicting
*Discredit
*Destroy confidence in
*Discrepancy
*Lack of consistency
*Difference
*Discrete
*Individually distinct parts
*Separated
*Unconnected
*Disingenious
*Sophisticated
*Cunning
*Trying to deceive
*Insincere
*Disinterested
*Unprejudiced
*Disjointed
*Lacking coherence
*Separated at the joints
*Dismiss
*Eliminate from consideration
*Reject
*Disparage
*Belitte
*Disparate
*Essentially different
*Unrelated views
*Dissemble
*Speak or behave so as to hide something (in mind)
*Disguise
*Pretend
*Disseminate
*Distribute (esp. ideas)
*Spread
*Scatter(as in seeds)
*Dissolution
*Disintegration
*Looseness in morals
*Dissonance
*Discord
*Opposite of harmony
*Distend
*Expand
*Swell out
*Distill
*Purify
*Refine
*Concentrate
*Diverge
*Vary
*Go in different directions from the same point
*Divest
*Strip
*Deprive
*Document
*Provide written evidence
*Dogmatic
*Positive
*Certain
*Without room for discussion
*Opinionated; doctrinal
*Dormant
*Sleeping
*Lethargic
*Dupe
*Cheat
*Make fool of
*Someone easliy fooled
*Ebullient
*Showing excitement
*Overflowing with enthusiasm
*Eclectic
*Drawn from many sources
*Efficacy
*Power to produce desired effect
*Effrontery
*Sheer nerve
*Elegy
*Poem/song expressing lamentation
*Elicit
*Draw out by discussion
*Embellish
*Ornament
*Enhance, as a story
*Empirical
*Based on observation, experience or experiment
*Emulate
*Imitate
*Endemic
*Prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area
*Enervate
*Weaken
*Engender
*Cause
*Produce
*Enhance
*Increase, improve
*Ephemeral
*Short-lived; fleeting
*Equanamity
*Calm temperment
*Equivocate
*Lie, mislead
*Attempt to conceal truth
*Esoteric
*Hard to understand
*Known to a select few
*Eulogy
*Expression of positive rememberance at the time of someone's death
*Exacerbate
*Worsen, embitter
*Eculpate
*Clear from blame
*Exigency
*Urgent situation
*pressing needs or demands that require immediate attention
*Extrapolation
*Projection
*Conjecture
*Facetious
*joking, often inappropriately
*Fallacious
*False, misleading
*Fatuous
*Brainless
*foolish, yet smug
*Fawning
*Show affection for; idolize
*Felicitious
*Well chosen
*Suitable expressed
*Fervor
*Intensity of feeling
*Flag
*Droop
*Grow feeble
*Fledgling
*Inexperienced
*Flout
*Reject
*Mock
*Show contempt for
*Foment
*stir up
*instigate
*Forestall
*Prevent by taking action in advance
*Frugality
*thrift
*economic
*Futile
*hopeless
*useless
*Gainsay
*Deny
*Garrulous
*Loquacious
*Wordy
*Goad
*Urge on
*Grandiloquent
*Popous
*Bombastic
*Using high sounding language
*Gregarious
*Sociable
*Guileless
*Without deceit
*Gullible
*Easily deceived
*Harangue
*long, passionate, vehemenant speech
*Homogeneous
*Of the same kind
*Hyperbole
*Exaggeration
*Overstatement
*Iconoclastic
*Attacking cherished traditions
*Idolatry
*Worship of idols
*Excessive admiration
*Immutable
*Unchangeable
*Impair
*Injure
*Hurt
*Impassive
*Without feeling
*Stoicial
*Impede
*Hinder
*Block
*Impermeable
*Not permitting passage through its substance
*Imperturbable
*Calm
*Placid
*Impervious
*Incapable of being damaged or distressed
*Implacable
*Incapable of being pacified
*Implicit
*Understood but not stated
*Implode
*Burst inward
*Inadvertently
*Unintentionally
*By oversight
*Carelessly
*Inchoate
*Recently begun
*Elementary
*Incongruity
*Lack of harmony
*Absurdity
*Inconsequential
*Insignificant
*Unimportant
*Incorporate
*Inroduce something into a larger whole
*Combine
*Unite
*Indeterminate
*Uncertain
*Not clearly fixed
*Indigence
*Poverty
*Indolent
*Lazy
*Inert
*Inactive
*Lacking power to move
*Ingenious
*Naive and trusting
*Young
*Unsophisticated
*Inherent
*Firmly established by nature or habit
*Innocuous
*Harmless
*Insensible
*Unconsious
*Unresponsive
*Insinuate
*Hint
*Imply
*Insipid
*Lacking in flavor
*Dull
*Insularity
*Narrow-mindedness
*Isolation
*Intractable
*Unruly
*Stubborn
*Unyielding
*Intrasigence
*Refusal of any compromise
*Stubbornness
*Inundate
*Overwhelm
*Flood
*Inured
*Accustomed
*Hardened
*Invective
*Abuse
*Irascible
*Irritable
*Easily angered
*Irresolute
*Uncertain how to act
*Weak
*Itinerary
*Plan of a trip
*Laconic
*Brief and to the point
*Lassitude
*Weariness
*Latent
*Potential but undeveloped
*Dormant
*Hidden
*Laud
*Praise
*Lethargic
*Drowsy
*Dull
*Levee
*Earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
*Levity
*Lack of seriousness or steadiness
*Log
*Record of a voyage or flight
*Record of day-to-day activities
*Loquacious
*talkative
*Lucid
*Easily understood
*Clear
*Intelligible
*Luminous
*shining
*issuing light
*Magnamity
*Generosity
*Malingerer
*One who feigns illness to escape duty
*Malleable
*Capable of being shaped by pounding
*Impressionable
*Maverick
*Rebel
*Nonconformist
*Mendacious
*Lying
*Habitually dishonest
*Metamorphosis
*Change of form
*Meticulous
*Excessively careful
*Misanthrope
*One who hates mankind
*Mitigate
*Appease
*Moderate
*Mollify
*Soothe
*Morose
*ill-humored
*melancholy
*Mundane
*Worldly as opposed to spiritual
*Everyday
*Negate
*Cancel out
*Deny
*Neophyte
*Recent convert
*Beginner
*Obdurate
*Stubborn
*Obsequious
*Slavishly attentive
*Obviate
*Make unnecessary
*Get rid of
*Occlude
*Shut
*Close
*Officious
*Excessively pushy in offering one's services
*Onerous
*Burdensome
*Opprobrium
*Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct
*Oscillate
*Vibrate pendilumlike
*Waver
*Ostentatious
*Showy
*Trying to attract attention
*Paragon
*Model of perfection
*Partisan
*One-sided
*Committed to a party
*Pathological
*Pertaining to disease
*Paucity
*Scarcity
*Pedantic
*Showing off learning
*Bookish
*Penchant
*Strong inclination
*Liking
*Penury
*Severe poverty
*Stinginess
*Perennial
*Something long-lasting
*Perfidious
*Treacherous
*Disloyal
*Perfunctory
*Superficial
*Not thorough
*Lacking interest, care, enthusiasm
*Permeable
*Penetrable
*Porous
*Alllowing gas or liquids to pass through
*Pervasive
*Spread throughout
*Phlegmatic
*Calm
*Not easily disturbed
*Piety
*Devoutness
*Reverence for God
*Placate
*Pacify
*Conciliate
*Plasticity
*Ability to be molded
*Platitude
*Trite remark
*Commonplace statement
*Plethora
*Excess
*Overabundance
*Plummet
*Fall sharply
*Porous
*Full of pores
*Like a sieve
*Permeable
*Pragmatic
*Practical (as opposed to idealistic)
*Preamble
*Introductory statement
*Precarious
*Uncertain
*Risky
*Precipitate
*Rash - acting out of intense emotion, not logical thinking
*Premature
*Hasty
*Sudden
*Precursor
*Forerunner
*Presumptuous
*Arrogant
*Taking liberties

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